This year’s ACM Awards will be hosted in a brand new venue.
The annual award show is moving down the street from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where it was first held last year, to the nearby T-Mobile Arena.
Last year, Luke Bryan returned to host the show but he had a new man by his side. Instead of funny man Blake Shelton, Bryan co-hosted the event with the very charming Dierks Bentley. Artist nominations and performers have yet to be announced, but they’ll likely come sometime in February.
The 20,000 seat T-Mobile Arena just opened last year and is a perfect venue for the night that honors the top country music songs and artists of the previous year. “Country Music’s Biggest Party” will have collaborations like no other show and we’re anxiously awaiting to hear who they match up this year.
Last year’s show included performances by Bryan, Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Keith Urban and more. Some other memorable moments included Jason Aldean snagging his very first Entertainer of the Year Award, Chris Stapleton winning Male Vocalist of the Year and Miranda Lambert winning Female Vocalist of the Year. Thomas Rhett also won big by taking home Record of the Year for his sweet song, “Die a Happy Man.” We’re looking forward to seeing who wins big this year and what performances will be remembered for years to come.
The 52nd annual ACM Awards is set for April 2 at 7 p.m. CT and will air live on CBS.
The ACM Awards are open to the public and fans can buy tickets to the event beginning Jan. 26 via AXS.com.